A non-binary queer comic artist living in Berlin, trying to work as a freelancer. Likes the macabre and gothic horror. Main inspirations are Symbolism, Art nouveau and works from the golden age of illustration. Eerie, mysterious stuff with hidden meanings is my jam, which is why my stories and illustrations tend to veer into magical realism, if not outright fantasy. I grew up with Franco-Belgian comics, started reading manga after that and now primarily read American indie graphic novels, preferably with queer themes. Successfully blending these three different styles of comic art and narration is something I want to achieve in my own work.
Magical realism, gothic horror, fantasy
Contributions to LUX:plorations:
The Adventures of Tuwwo the Water Molecule
Becoming an Agent of Change
Why did you participate in LUX:plorations?
“During the comic festival at Contern in 2019, I was approached by Serge Haan who told me about the project and invited me to join in. I liked the focus on comics and the fact that this project would assemble most of the established luxembourgish comic artists in one project so as a newcomer, I would be in good company.”
What did you like most about LUX:plorations?
“I liked working with the University students on their stories since they gave me a lot of artistic freedom and trusted me on my decisions. At the same time their input was often crucial in guiding me in the right direction in regards to visuals, like clarity of message and so on. I liked that I was given a lot of free reign to make something that would be visually interesting as well as informational.”
What was the biggest challenge for you?
“The biggest challenge for me was also the most interesting aspect of the project: distilling a lot of information into 2 comic pages. While the university students had to work on the narrative, it befell to me to form said text into a visually clear and concise comic story. You can tell a lot through pictures alone so preferably one would want to keep the actual text in the comic as short as possible to let the pictures speak for themselves. That’s the challenge and whether or not I succeeded depends on the reaction of the readers.”